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Fabrication Of Transmission Gratings For Use In X-Ray Astronomy
Author(s): P. Predehl; H. Brauninger; H. Kraus; J. Trumper
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Paper Abstract

The process to manufacturing free-standing diffracting transmission gratings with high ruling density and high efficiency is described. This process has been developed at the Dr. Johannes-Heidenhain GmbH in cooperation with the Max-Planck-Institut. Two steps are involved, the mechanical ruling of the original master and the photomechanical replication of the in dividual grating facets. At present gratings of up to 2000 l/mm are available. Measured X-ray efficiencies are close to the theoretically expected values.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 March 1982
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0316, High Resolution Soft X-Ray Optics, (24 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933145
Show Author Affiliations
P. Predehl, Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
H. Brauninger, Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
H. Kraus, Dr. Johannes-Heidenhain GmbH (Germany)
J. Trumper, Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0316:
High Resolution Soft X-Ray Optics
Eberhard Adolf Spiller, Editor(s)

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